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App-Based Labor Walk Packets Make Canvassing Easy
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App-Based Labor Walk Packets Make Canvassing Easy

October 5, 2015 LaborPress Staff Bergen County, NJ – Union volunteers introduced to app-based labor walk packets for the first time in New Jersey recently, returned from the latest labor walk hugely enthusiastic about the new technology. Feedback from the volunteers who downloaded the app was overwhelmingly positive. Most said it was easy and fun to…

Young Workers Sharpen Their Political Skills In NJ
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Young Workers Sharpen Their Political Skills In NJ

October 1, 2015 LaborPress Staff North Brunswick, NJ – Whether talking about the labor movement or society in general, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO is keenly aware that young workers represent the future. This week, the group sponsored more than 50 young union members who participated in an innovative power-building workshop called Commonsense Economics [CSE] on…

Increasing Funding for Homeless is Critical
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Increasing Funding for Homeless is Critical

October 1, 2015 By DC37 Executive Director Henry Garrido New York, NY – The announcement that Mayor de Blasio’s administration will increase funding for homeless prevention services is welcome and will help keep many New Yorkers in their homes where they belong.

House Members Urge Obama to Tighten Currency Rules in TPP
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House Members Urge Obama to Tighten Currency Rules in TPP

September 29, 2015 By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel In a letter sent Sept. 25, a bipartisan group of 158 House members urged President Barack Obama to add tough measures against currency manipulation to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. "In just the last month, three of our trading partners—China, Korea, and Vietnam—have each taken…

UA Endorses Hillary
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UA Endorses Hillary

September 28, 2015 John Quinn, LaborPress USA Annapolis, Md. – The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry ("UA") has endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States. "Hillary Clinton brings a unique blend of experience to the office of President of the United…

Cadillac Tax Issue Addressed in Legislation
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Cadillac Tax Issue Addressed in Legislation

September 28, 2015 By Neal Tepel, LaborPress USA Washington, DC – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) have introduced legislation to repeal a discriminatory tax on union health plans. The 'Cadillac Tax' included in the Affordable Care Act, unfairly punishes union members.  

Teamsters Win Contract for Massachusetts School Workers
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Teamsters Win Contract for Massachusetts School Workers

September 28, 2015 By John Quinn, LaborPress USA South Easton, Massachusetts – By a vote of 90-6, custodians, craftsmen and outside ground crews in the Brockton township public school system have voted to ratify their first-ever collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 653 in South Easton, Massachusetts. 

Back Pay for Exploited Workers
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Back Pay for Exploited Workers

September 24, 2015 By Stephanie West Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced  that recent investigations to protect exploited workers in New York State have led to nearly $3.3 million in back wages, damages and settlements for 800 workers.

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